Tord Gustavsen at Kerrytown Concert House
Michael Grofsorean uploaded this event on June 11, 2021
Sun, June 20, 2021
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Nearly twenty years ago, Norwegian pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen came forth with a new approach to jazz that focuses on lyricism within a stripped-down approach to music. The way he melded emotional intensity and beauty touched audiences and with the release of his first album for ECM Records sparked the growth of a worldwide following. His recorded works and most of his live concerts have featured his piano trio or a quartet with tenor saxophone, whereas solo performances have been relatively rare. As is true for most people, including
musicians, the limitations caused by the pandemic have steered him to solitary work, composing and performing alone at the piano. In response to an invitation from Kerrytown Concert House, he will perform a solo piano suite, the Kerrytown Suite, of his own works and his arrangements of Norwegian hymns....